Guest Columns
  • MOVIES: Samson, the first superhero

    February 13 2018 by Phil Boatwright, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    “Samson,” a new film about an iconic Old Testament figure, reminds us that while man judges our deeds, God judges the heart.   The creators of “God’s Not Dead” (the leading faith film of 2014) are premiering the action-packed drama Samson in theaters nationwide Feb.

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  • South Korea’s missionary movement

    February 12 2018 by Jae Kyeong Lee, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The message of the gospel first reached the Korean people in 1885 through the work of foreign missionaries. Less than 100 years later, 24 missionaries were officially sent out by the Korean churches in 1974. Their number grew exponentially, and 40 years after Korea sent out its first missionaries, 27,436 Korean missionaries from various denominations were serving in 170 countries.

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  • Character always matters

    February 9 2018 by Jeff Iorg, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    It seems like there is a new revelation or accusation about immoral conduct by a politician, media or entertainment leader almost every day. Among the many questions raised by all this is, “Does character count anymore in choosing a leader?” READ MORE

  • Must we choose preferences?

    February 8 2018 by John Yeats, The Pathway | with 0 comments

    I was reading my half-folded Wall Street Journal. I got to the fold and subconsciously realized my index finger was attempting to scroll the rest of the article up the page. I suppose I am caught in a time warp, preferring to smell ink and read hard copy and at the same time live in an age of digital communications.

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  • How churchgoing builds community

    February 7 2018 by John Stonestreet, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    The long-term decline in church attendance should trouble even those who are not personally religious. At this point, the benefits of regular church attendance (or any other kind of religious observance), both societal and personal, are virtually impossible to dispute.

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  • What they won’t tell you about DACA

    February 5 2018 by Alan Cross | with 0 comments

    DACA has been in the news a lot lately. On Sept. 5, 2017, President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that President Barack Obama initiated through executive action in 2012 and gave the program six months to sunset.

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  • Two sisters

    February 2 2018 by Curt Iles, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Two bad sisters named Katrina and Rita brought destruction and hard times to Louisiana in 2005. However, there’s a story worth telling about two sisters in Dry Creek where I grew up and how the hurricanes brought about forgiveness and reconciliation.

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  • Let us pray

    February 1 2018 by Waylon Bailey, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    No one on earth has a precise formula for prayer. It is so much more than a formula or a recitation.   It is coming into the presence of the Holy God. It is seeking Him with all your heart.   We need to pray to know God. We need to be in the presence and under the leadership of the God of the universe.

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  • Let us be women

    January 31 2018 by Katie McCoy, SWBTS | with 1 comments

    The incomparable Elisabeth Elliot once said, “The fact that I am a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman. ” Her words echo down through the decades as a new generation surveys the wreckage of cultural confusion and joins her cry: “Let Me Be a Woman.

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  • The pastors, they were there

    January 30 2018 by Paul Chitwood, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    We waited and waited. For hours. Hundreds of families were packed into the middle school cafeteria hoping to hear the name of their teenager called, anxious to see them and know they were OK. Besides those families, the first responders and school staff were there.

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  • Should women be seminary professors?

    January 29 2018 by Meredith Cook, Intersect Project | with 0 comments
  • He’s listening to a story about Jesus

    January 26 2018 by Laura Hurd, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Just a year ago I would never have imagined snapping a picture of my little guy sitting and listening to a story about Jesus – or sitting and listening to anything at all.   That is normal expected behavior for 4-year-olds. At least for a little while for children with fidgety hands and squirmy bodies.

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  • Choosing life: a sober and sustaining joy

    January 25 2018 by Eric Brown | with 1 comments

    Our third child, Pearl Joy Brown, was born shortly after midnight on July 27, 2012, following a pregnancy wrought with heartache and hope. She was diagnosed with alobar holoprocensephaly during a 20-week ultrasound. My wife, Ruth, and I were advised to induce labor, say goodbye and try again.

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  • You don’t reap what you sow; you reap more

    January 24 2018 by J.D. Greear, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Plant a wheat seed, and it will turn into a wheat stalk that can produce hundreds of wheat seeds. Plant an acorn, and it will grow into an oak tree that will produce thousands of acorns.   In the harvest, what comes back to you is always greater than what you sowed.

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  • 9 ways pastors can be above reproach and avoid scandal

    January 22 2018 by Chris Hefner, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    The patterns of sexual misconduct exposed in elite political and media circles are staggering. We are reaping the harvest of the “free love” movement in the 1960s and other decadent cultural trends. Nothing that has been exposed should surprise us, but it should sadden and sober us.

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